raise (someone or something) from (some state)

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raise (someone or something) from (some state)

1. To rear or raise someone or an animal from a younger period of their or its life. Tom and Janet raised me from a baby after my parents died. I raised this wolf from a pup—she's totally loyal to me now.
2. To elevate someone or improve someone's life from a previously undesirable or difficult state or position. The government is hoping the initiative will help raise thousands of people from the years-long destitution that has been plaguing the region. The popularity of their latest product has raised the company from an unprofitable position for the first time in two years.
3. To elevate something from a previously lowly, undesirable, or difficult state or position. The writing and acting raises the film from an otherwise standard slapstick comedy to something much more insightful and profound.
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raise (someone or an animal) from something

Fig. to bring up someone or an animal from a young state. My grandmother raised me from a baby. We raised all these rabbits from babies.
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raise someone from something

to help someone up from a lowly state. They hoped for some windfall to raise them from their poverty. They raised me from the depressed state I was in.
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You heal someone or raise someone from the dead, and every sick person on the planet will demand similar services, not to mention many (if not all) relatives of corpses.
He said that God can "raise someone from nothing into something, and thats me."
My meaning for redemption is to raise someone from a lower state of being to a better higher condition.
As the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammed Yusir said, "Sometimes a loan of $25 is enough to raise someone from poverty to self-sufficiency."
"I'm just a young man so I've a lot of healing to catch up but I did once raise someone from the dead."
Belief that the Teacher can raise someone from the dead is amazing.